That was a surprise. Ironman Barcelona, a bit of a bonus race for me, but it really turned out to be a bonus. Third fastest debut and ninth on the British all time list, I'm a happy girl!
When I was asked to write a blog on my first full distance Ironman I didn't really know what to write. It's a hell of a long way, lots of highs, lots of lows, some frustration mixed in with a bit of nausea! But I figured nobody wants to read about my favourite gel flavour or how many minutes I took to put my shoes on, so I rather started myth busting. When I decided to do an Ironman everyone has an opinion on nutrition, pacing and tactics. Having now done the race I'm realising some advice was more helpful than others: